$67 per person / $36 no-beerBuy Tickets
$67 per person / $36 no-beerBuy Tickets
Premium Lager | ABV 4%
Local’s Light is a light, yet very tasty lager. The light pilsen malt creates a soft and subtle flavor profile that finishes crisp and clean on your palate.
Local’s Light is a perfect beer for the seasoned craft brew enthusiast and someone new to microbrews. When Short’s first opened, there was not a great deal of craft beer available in the area. Joe Short wanted to create a beer that would appeal to new craft beer drinkers who lived in Michigan, and introduce them to the complex flavors of other beer styles.
Short’s Brewing Company
Joe Short registered the business as a young 22-year old in northern lower Michigan, heading the new wave of delicious breweries in that state. He met his wife at the brewery, Leah, and they still run the brewery to this day. Well know as a top-notch brewery by Michiganders, they have recently expanded distribution, coming to Chicago in 2016.
Kolsch | ABV 4.6%
Using European pilsner malt and malted wheat as a base, American Kölsch is bittered with Magnum hops and features herbal, citrusy and spicy notes from end of boil additions of Tradition, Saaz and Saphir. Pouring golden in color, the aroma is of bready malt punctuated by a slightly minty hop character. With a light to medium mouthfeel, American Kölsch delivers a honey-like malt sweetness that gives way to a crisp clean finish with a touch of lingering citrus/herbal hop flavor.
Boulevard Brewing Company
Kansas City, Missouri
Boulevard Brewing Company started in Kansas City, Missouri in 1989 and became "the" craft brewery in that area, brewing great beers and becoming one of the largest in the Midwest. They were purchased in 2013 by the Belgian brewer Duvel, the same one that bought the great Ommegang in upstate New York, representative of the current consolidation trend in the industry. The good news? They have been considered good stewards for the breweries and still produce high quality beers.
IPA | ABV 4.5%
Delicious session IPA brewed by Spiteful Brewing in collaboration with Lottie's, this beer highlight's Lottie's double task of being Molly's on NBC's Chicago Fire.
A classic story of two buddies who, seeking more satisfaction in their careers, started homebrewing. After three years, they finally sold their first commercial batch in 2012, and the rest is history. A small operation making delicious beers here in Chicago.
IPA | ABV 6.5%
An American hop assault IPA that features a blend of four hop varieties; it creates a crisp bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas [Untapped].
Revolution Brewing Company
Revolution Brewing is Illinois' largest craft brewery. The brewpub in Chicago's Logan Square is a bustling, neighborhood institution where friends and families meet to enjoy the freshest beer in town. Revolution's brewpub produces about 50 different beer styles each year. [RevBrew.com]
Pilsner | ABV 5.3%
A pilsner from German - classic take on a classic style.
Germany, Aying, Bavaria
Beer in Bavaria has had an exceptionally high value since time immemorial. It is not just the proverbial “liquid bread” alone, but rather also the social “cement” of our culture, in which values such as conviviality, community, honesty, reliability and solidarity with the homeland play a major role. The deep roots in our region, continuously deepened over generations, form the nutrient base of the Ayinger Brewery. The quality of our beer, consistently awarded numerous prizes for its excellence, is consequently not just based on the select ingredients of our region and the capacities of our brewing art. Equally important is the spirit, the mindset, the very values with which we have performed our craft for over 130 years
Schwarzbier | ABV 4.8%
Our take on the traditional German Schwarzbier is roasty, but still sessionable. This beer is kept refreshingly bitter with a healthy dose of noble hops.
With a nod to tradition as well as innovation (we love the future), Hopewell is committed to making the beer that we want to drink. Unpretentious, fresh, good beer. [HopewellBrewing.com]
Wheat | ABV 5.6%
An American wheat beer with a refreshing, crisp citrus finish. This delicious session beer is brewed with boatloads of Amarillo hops [Untapped].
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Touring 3 Floyds is not an enterprise for the rushed; the first-come, first-served tours at Indiana’s biggest (and arguably the Midwest’s most beloved) craft brewery can fill up hours in advance. While away your wait with lunch and a pint in the attached pub. Once your turn comes, don’t expect a dissertation; tours here clock in at just 20–30 minutes, allowing visitors to get back to the business of drinking beer.
IPA | ABV 7.4%
A seasonally unexpected unfiltered, wet-hopped ale packed full of lupulin-drenched Simcoe, Citra & Mosaic hops
Lagunitas was started in, you guessed it, Lagunitas, CA in 1993 and they’ve since moved to Pentaluma, CA. The brewery made huge news when they opened another brewery in Chicago, which is one of the first examples of a regional craft brewery building a new brewery in a different area outside of their home market. Lagunitas is by far the largest brewery in Chicago, located on the city's South Side, and serves all areas east of the Mississippi.
Saison | ABV 6.5
For Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, we pitch the yeast cold, turn off the temperature control, and let the yeast do it’s thing. To our delight, it spat out the sweet scent of juicy fruit wafting from a frothy, white mane. Brewed only with grain and sugar unencumbered by the heat of the kiln, we create a hazy, golden body. Apex Predator gets its teeth from a generous Crystal dry-hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite. Pounce on the opportunity to let it part your lips and you may find yourself at the top of the food chain.
Learn even more by checking out October's review: https://oct.co/essays/colors-apex-predator-perfect
Off Color Brewing
At some point John and Dave were born. They did other stuff for a while and then they figured out they were better at making beer than at the other stuff. So that's what they do now. They met while both studied at the oldest and most respected brewing school (of the two...and by the brewers that went to the one) in the US, the Siebel Institute, in 2008 and the brewery was envisioned while they both interned at Metropolitan Brewing afterwards. Most of Off Color's business plan is based off of Doug and Tracy at Metro knowing what they're doing, so you should go buy some of their beer too. After cutting their teeth at larger breweries, the two somehow convinced enough otherwise-very-smart-people to invest enough money for them to buy some big shiny things to make their own beer in. So that's what they do now.
IPA | ABV 6.8%
Yes, they did equate a beer with a dancing chicken in an Elvis costume. After tasting the five different hops in this west coast-style IPA, you'll be dancing too.
One of the best breweries in Michigan, located in the quant town of Sawyer on the Southwest part of the Mitten.
Milk Stout | ABV 6.0%
Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America's great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment. Udderly delightful [Untapped].
Colorado brewers of America's original Nitro bottle! Employee owned. Righteously independent.
Ale | ABV ?
We'll have a surprise pint at Emporium, since they switch their beers so often!